What’s The Meaning Of Selena Gomez’s Arabic Back Tattoo?

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Selena Gomez showed off the Arabic writing inked on the right side of her back at the 2015 American Music Awards. Tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy reportedly spent almost 45 minutes inking the design in June 2014.

Selena Gomez showed off the Arabic tattoo on the right side of her backSelena Gomez showed off the Arabic tattoo on the right side of her back

“Selena already had it written out how she wanted,” Bang Bang told E! News.

“The tattoo is about 4 inches and didn’t take too long, probably about 30-45 minutes. The longest part is laying it out. We played with it a bit laying it out until we found the perfect spot.”

Selena Gomez has an Arabic phrase, “أحب نفسك أولا”, meaning "love yourself first" inked on the upper right side of her backSelena Gomez has an Arabic phrase, “أحب نفسك أولا”, meaning “love yourself first” inked on the upper right side of her back

What does Selena Gomez’s back tattoo mean?

The meaning of her Arabic back tattoo translates to “Love Yourself First.” Do you like her positive-affirmation body art?

In November 2015, the Jelena world was rocked to its core as a video of Selena Gomez and her first love Justin Bieber surfaced and quickly became viral.

Selena Gomez wore her hair down straightSelena Gomez wore her hair down straight

In the video, Justin and Selena were in a restaurant, and the former was serenading the latter with a love song, which later turned into a no-holds-barred hug.

This was big news for Jelena fans since the two had been quite wary of being anywhere near each other since their breakup back in 2012.

Selena Gomez shimmered on the red carpet in a dress by GivenchySelena Gomez shimmered on the red carpet in a dress by Givenchy

Meanwhile, Selena geared up for a steamy performance of “Same Old Love” at the 2015 American Music Awards with Justin in the front row.

Selena graced the red carpet in a Givenchy sequined dress that plunged low at the back and Jimmy Choo’s “Minny” heels. The then 23-year-old wore her hair down straight, donning contacts yet again, this time in a green-gray hue.

Selena Gomez shows off her feet on the red carpetSelena Gomez shows off her feet on the red carpet

The cameramen of the AMAs were courteous enough not to pan to Justin during Selena’s performance so that, we assume, the girl would get all the glory.

Selena Gomez proudly showed off her Arabic tattoo the 2015 American Music AwardsSelena Gomez proudly showed off her Arabic tattoo at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles

The Jimmy Choo “Minny” is no longer available online, but do check out similar sandals from the same brand by clicking your way over to Nordstrom and Farfetch.

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